People improve when they believe, or unconsciously link pleasant states like the cannabis ASoC) with a reduction in their distress. This extra motivation is often responsible for the curative impact of pharmacological drugs such as antidepressants. This means, the pills account for 10-20% of the healing, but the rest is YOU!
It is important to spend some time on this. Personal Affirmation skills can become very useful especially when transferring ASoC mindsets to the ordinary state of consciousness (OSC). Use images and words that get you going, motivate you, or relax you.